In Latin America, Prisons Condemned to Crisis – NYTimes.com

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June 8, 2013  “I’d Rather be Dead than Here:” So said a prisoner at one of Latin America‘s notoriously over crowed prisonsThe grisly prison conditions in Latin America (and South America) are responsible for 360 that were killed in a fire in Honduras and 44 killed in a massacre in Mexico, just to name two events out of hundredsEl Salvador has 19 prisons, that were built to hold a population of 8,000; that are currently holding 24,000.  Their is so much crime in Latin America that citizens favor arrests and jail time over prosecutionThe majority of prisoners are awaiting trial – some as long as 12 years.  Read the entire article by clicking on the link below (has 12 full screen HD color photos – one of which is shown above).

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